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geniearse
Posted - 11 April 2017 18:40
It's like they're professional Australians.
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 11 April 2017 18:59
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i like the type who go default shouty without really doing any research. Ace!

Osama
Posted - 11 April 2017 19:09
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i think theyre pathetic. By all means write to members of the public like a twat but why bother doing so to other lawyers? "Ooh i'm sh*t scared!"
Asturias es mi patria
Posted - 11 April 2017 19:12
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Your comments are noted but no one cares

Yours faithfully

Asturias
Misshoolie
Posted - 11 April 2017 19:13
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Osama
Posted - 11 April 2017 19:14
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we once got a letter saying just, "Is anybody there?"

heh
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 11 April 2017 19:17
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I find it funny.

Shouty person - So how do you explain THIS "so called" Director's duties point? EH EH. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT YOU ARE A FANOIR WHO SMELLS LIKE .

normal person reply - I'd suggest you start with page one of Chitty and keep going. He's very good. A nutshell may also help
Siegfreid
Posted - 11 April 2017 19:23
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I do a few related to my transactional work. It's astonishing how inaccurate they are about a) what they've just said and b) what's in black and white in the documents.

Barnsbury
Posted - 11 April 2017 21:47
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No

Good litigators are not rude. Anyone can be rude. A good litigator is blunt and to the point. Dealing with a rude lawyer is not scary, but having someone explain in straightforward terms exactly why you are royally fvcked is (I am told) somewhat unnerving.
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 11 April 2017 22:05
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There are a lot of not good litigators out there by that measure. At the very highest level (by fees)
Misshoolie
Posted - 11 April 2017 22:41
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That's annex A to the pre action protocol isn't it?
Vinnie Gambini
Posted - 11 April 2017 23:16
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Hehxagon. Hodge has it.

I partake in that kind of khuntry sometimes, but I'm never rude when I do.
Miss T!
Posted - 11 April 2017 23:19
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Heh @ Hodge. Veh good

All other lawyers are khunts too they're just not as good at it
InfiniteMonkeyTheorem
Posted - 11 April 2017 23:32
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I have not bothered to read the thread because it is all incorrect. I know this to be so because it was not written by me.
Cofferdam
Posted - 12 April 2017 06:25
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Shouldn't the corporate lawyer who started this thread now confirm that he owes equal sharing of the bonus pool with his litigator colleagues.
Saracens1876
Posted - 12 April 2017 11:55
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there are many litigators who can write a decent or even strong letter but many struggle to do that with pleadings and instruct counsel immediately. Ditto any interlocutory hearings - 'we must get a junior along - the other side will have one - even on a CMC'. Those lawyers are more project managers which is why they have found life hard unless the client is very happy to pay north of £500 per hour for a senior project manager. The lawyers I always liked working with were the ones that actually taught you something rather than correct your grammar. That is why I always enjoyed working with good counsel because they taught you something about the law and how to draft pleadings and write an advice to clients. How to think and apply the law.
Mr Nonsekwita
Posted - 12 April 2017 12:01
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You'll find that good litigators focus on being persuasive rather than shouty and on keeping it pithy, which is often a sign of being in control and understanding the issues.
Testarossa
Posted - 12 April 2017 12:04
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THE INTERNET
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Heh @ Hodge. Veh good

All other lawyers are khunts too they're just not as *proud about being so*

corrected that for you
Saracens1876
Posted - 12 April 2017 12:05
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true. about building pressure and chipping away at the other side. being strategic and knowing when to trade a weaker point.
Wangpain for real ale
Posted - 12 April 2017 12:08
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This is not a thread about good litigators. It's about shouty idiot ones.
Judy_Carter
Posted - 12 April 2017 12:13
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once I had a piece of correspondence from the other side which said in terms: we do not understand your continued reference to these "gateways" [i.e. the jurisdiction gateways] no doubt you will elucidate at the forthcoming hearing

I mega lolzed at that the entire day

I e-mailed back with the relevant extract from the CPR: please see attached.
Mr Nonsekwita
Posted - 12 April 2017 12:13
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Well shove it up your arse then, see you in Court and we'll be asking for our costs on an indemnity, punitive, compensatory and restitutionary basis against you and against everyone you've ever spoken to pursuant to Section 51(3) of the Senior Courts Act 1981.

p.s. stop emailing things to me as we CATEGORICALLY DO NOT ACCEPT SERVICE BY EMAILS.

THANK YOU!!!!??!?!?!?!!
Saracens1876
Posted - 12 April 2017 12:15
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plenty of shouty, idiot ones. They tend to be the ones who are project managers at best.
asos
Posted - 12 April 2017 12:20
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The more senior and confident in their own ability litigators (as with counsel), the less likely they are to be shouty khunts.

We're not in the US of A for pete's sake. We do things with a pat and a smile not a juggernaut.
camenbert
Posted - 12 April 2017 15:07
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the best litigators I have seen are the ones who just work away methodically chopping off bits of the case bit-by-bit. Quite dull though